Daphne Davis has just started 4th grade and her mom has given her a pink notebook to keep a diary of the new school year. Daphne loves to daydream of daily disasters and has fun adding doodles to the notebook. Unfortunately, the first day of school presented a REAL disaster to Daphne’s life—while taking attendance, the teacher accidently calls out Daffy instead of Daphne! Oh, this is NOT the way to start the new school year! With the help of her dad, who knew what is was like to be teased, Daphne solves the name disaster.
This could be the girl’s answer to the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series. The pages resemble an actual diary that has been handwritten and embellished with humorous illustrations that show the private thoughts and fears of Daphne Davis. This book is the first of the series Followed by The Vampire Dare. 80 pages
Reviewed by: Alexis Cuff, Teacher Librarian, Pennsylvania, USA